Wheelchair Use at the Museum is Challenging

Dirt paths at Golondrinas

El Rancho de las Golondrinas is a living history museum located on 200 acres in a rural farming valley just south of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Much of the property is either dirt or gravel making it difficult to use a wheelchair.


El Rancho de las Golondrinas simulates the rural environment of early New Mexico, therefore, many of the structures, paths, and entrances at the museum are more than a century old and built before the adoption of current accessibility standards. El Rancho de las Golondrinas strives to make the museum as universally accessible as possible. Extra obstructions will be encountered because regulated building standards were not available at the time they were built and structures described as accessible do not necessarily comply fully with federal ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) standards.

ADA-Approved Assistance Animals

While no pets are permitted on the Museum grounds, ADA-approved assistance animals are permitted in accordance with federal ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and New Mexico State Law (SB320).

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